Port of Rotterdam opts for CargoSmart's sailing schedule data
GLOBAL shipment management software solutions provider CargoSmart Limited announced that the Port of Rotterdam Authority has selected to use the company's sailing schedule data to provide shippers with greater visibility to the available route options through its port.
Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe in terms of container throughput, handling over 12.4 million TEU last year.
The port's new route planning tool, Navigate, integrates CargoSmart's deep-sea vessel schedule data with barge, rail, and truck schedules for shippers to find and compare routes.
CargoSmart is helping the port to digitise its business and connect its ecosystem of shippers, transportation providers, and depots to improve the efficiencies of planning and shipping through the port, according to a company statement.
The Port of Rotterdam launched Navigate on May 10, 2017, and the online tool incorporates the deep sea and short sea schedules of 550 ports worldwide as well as the rail and barge connections between Rotterdam and over 150 European inland terminals. It also contains a business directory with over 1,500 companies that are active in and around the Port of Rotterdam, as well as an empty depot tool. Users can find and compare the best connections through Rotterdam based on modes and expected transit times in order to make more informed decisions.
"We were impressed by the data coverage and quality of CargoSmart's sailing schedule data," said Chantal Gouka, product owner of Navigate and senior advisor of the Port of Rotterdam.
"Working with CargoSmart as a data provider allows us to provide our port community more visibility and efficiencies and to meet our digitisation objectives."
Chief commercial officer of CargoSmart, Lionel Louie, said: "We are pleased to partner the Port of Rotterdam to help them reach their digitisation goals. We look forward to expanding the scope of our integration to provide more insights for companies shipping through the Port of Rotterdam."